Priority Research Area Chronic Lung Diseases

Early Life Origins of CLD

Mission   Projects   Funding   Techniques   Publications    Staff


European Union

  • Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)  Action BM101 "Developmental Origins of Chronic lung Disease", Chair, Prof Susanne Krauss-Etschmann (FZB, DE); Vice Chair, Prof John W. HOLLOWAY (Univ. of Southampton, UK)

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

  • Exzellence Cluster: 2019 - 2025 „Precision Medicine in Chronic Infammation (PMI)“; Subproject CD-2 Tryptophan Metabolism and Inflammation
  • „The role of tobacco smoke-induced changes of the microbiome in shaping risk for IBD“, 2020-2023

Federal Ministry of Education and Science

  • Member of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), Research Center North (ARCN)
    • Disease Area Asthma/Allergy (PI S. Krauss-Etschmann)
    • Disease Area COPD           (PI: S.Krauss-Etschmann)
  • Science Campus „Evolutionary Medcine of the Lung“, Partner: Christian-Albrechts Universität Kiel, MPI Plön; 2020-2024

Leibniz Association

National and International Networking; Project title: “The lung microbiota at the interface between airway epithelium and environment”

  • Coordinator: S: Krauss-Etschmann, Forschungszentrum Borstel
  • Partners:
    • Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Mikroorganisms and cell cultures, Braunschweig
    • Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT), Jena
    • Technical University of Munich, c/o Helmholtz Zentrum München
  • Leibniz Research Alliance EXASENS – „POC-Sensor Platform for chronic-inflammatory Airway Diseases“ in cooperation with additional 8 Leibniz-Institutes; Spokesman: Prof. Jürgen Popp (IPHT, Jena)

  • Subproject, FKZ 13N13857, FZB „On-site exacerbation diagnostics in asthma & COPD: probes, models, analytes and capture systems“


  • Cooperation with Serbia „Zebrafish as a model for asthma research – role of Wnt signalling in response to cigarette smoke“. Until 2020

FRIPRO Toppforsk

  • „Oral and Environmental Microbiota, Endotoxin and Lung health: The ‘United Airways’ concept extended“, PI Randi J. Bertelsen; University of Bergen, Norway WP3. Until 2021
  • „Preconception exposures and related epigenetic mechanisms in asthma and allergies“. PI Cecilie Svanes; University of Bergen, Norway, Subproject“ Preconception smoking exposure in male mice and offspring outcomes“.